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IronMan 140.6 in Boots

          Well it’s official — I got a spot at the sold out Ford Ironman Arizona [2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run — in combat boots]. I will be representing Team Refuel which is part of the Got Chocolate Milk campaign. Of course I’ll be out there jog/walking the 26.2…

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What Are You Afraid of? Overcoming Fear

What Are You Afraid Of? Overcoming your self-imposed fear Overcoming my fear of the water and learning to swim as an adult just might be the biggest dragon I’ve ever slain. It was an act of faith, one that I would not trade for the world. Since that day no goal seems to big or…

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Eight Hours with Heroes

Bataan Death March – Eight Hours with Heroes  Have you ever wondered what its like for our troops in Afghanistan or Iraq? Do you ever ask yourself how do they deal with the elements and the rugged terrain? Have you ever wondered how they spend so many hours on their feet in combat boots, in…

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Bataan Death March

It’s official…! I’m signed up to compete at the Bataan Memorial Death March 3/17/2013         The Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging march through the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, conducted in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in…

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Marathon for Sandy Hook

I’m so… proud of my Nashville triathlon coach and all of my X3 family. Read the story about as it appears on the Runner’s World website. 26.4.26 Foundation to Deliver $30K From Marathon to Sandy Hook Impromptu marathon on December 22 raised money for victims of Newtown shooting. By Scott Douglas Published January 04, 2013 A…

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What 70.3 Miles Taught Me

What 70.3 Miles Taught Me Four short years after learning how to swim I did my first 70.3 distance triathlon [1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run – which I did in USMC combat boots.] I was having the race of my life up until mile 53 on the bike when I was…

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Beach 2 Battleship [race report]

Race Report: 2012 Beach 2 Battleship half-iron distance Course: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1 mile run Equipment: Quintana Roo triathlon CD0.1 Ultregra bike, Rudy Project Sportsmack performance triathlon sunglasses and Wingspan TT Triathlon Helmet, Xterra Vector Pro wetsuit, and Bates USMC combat boots [Boot Campaign]. Weather: In 2011 the morning of the race it was…

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Nashville Ultra Marathon [race report]

Race Report: Nashville 50K Ultra Marathon 11/3/12 Course: Very Hilly – like…. OMG hilly Equipment: USMC combat boots and 10 pound pack. About my pack: The pink banner on my pack is the logo of Not Alone the charity which I race for they help our military who suffer from combat PTSD. The flag is…

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My Life In Combat Boots

In August 2011, my life turned upside down when my only biological son left for the USMC boot camp. I took up wearing and eventually competing in athletic [in boots] events to ease the pain of him leaving home and the uncertainty that comes with military life. Every step I take is a love letter…

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20 Ways to Find Time To Exercise

19 Easy and 1 Painful Way To Find Time to Exercise  Balance your life, your training and your sanity….. Make a training appointment with yourself. You schedule the rest of your life, pencil in your training. Bike, or run while your child is at ball practice or ballet. Use a stroller or bike trailer for…

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